New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher

Julie Amacher

Host Julie Amacher provides an in-depth exploration of a new classical music release each week.

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Bonus Tracks

New Classical Tracks Extra: Lara Downes

So, what does it really mean to be an exile? That's a question pianist Lara Downes tries to answer with her latest recording. Exiles' Café is a collection of 19th and 20th century solo piano works written by composers in...
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New Classical Tracks: Modern Mandolin Quartet - Americana Bonus Content

Not all of the content from an episode of New Classical Tracks makes the audio cut. Here is further information and interviews relating to the new disc, Americana by the Modern Mandolin Quartet. The Modern Mandolin Quartet welcomes this...
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New Classical Tracks: Chilly Gonzales - Solo Piano II Bonus Content

Not all of the content from an episode of New Classical Tracks makes the audio cut. Here is further information and interviews relating to the new disc, Solo Piano II by Chilly Gonzales.
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Recent Episodes

  • Tafelmusik - The Galileo ProjectNew Classical Tracks - The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres
    Baroque meets multimedia in "The Galileo Project," from Tafelmusik. Classical MPR is giving away copies of the disc. Find out how to enter for your chance to win!May 8, 2012
  • Ensemble Polaris - Uncharted WatersNew Classical Tracks - Uncharted Waters
    This new recording titled "Uncharted Waters" features music that crosses boundaries, both musically, and demographically. In fact Alison Melville says she was tickled when a friend wanted to purchase an additional copy recently after loaning her copy to her son. "I loaned it to my son who is 14," she told Melville, "and he really liked it. And then he loaned it to a friend of his and I have never seen it since."May 1, 2012
  • Yuja Wang - Fantasia (DG 16606-02)New Classical Tracks - Fantasia
    Yuja Wang has just made her fourth solo recording, "Fantasia," and you could say that night life is actually one of the themes of the album.April 24, 2012
  • Eric Whitacre - Water Night (Decca 16636)New Classical Tracks - Water Night
    Eric Whitacre is a choir geek and he's so proud of it he's created tee shirts that you can purchase on his web site that read "Choir geeks of the world unite!"April 17, 2012
  • Alison Balsom - Seraph (EMI 78590)New Classical Tracks - Dreaming of Trumpet
    From an early age, Alison Balsom has been captivated by the trumpet: its look, its sound, its master performers, and its many-sided personality. Her new disc, which celebrates the modern trumpet, includes a new concerto written for her.April 10, 2012